The Hall of Fame Tip-Off Springfield battle between the Central Connecticut State Blue Devils (0-5) and the Vermont Catamounts (4-1) will take place at Mohegan Sun Arena. Action begins at 7:30 p.m. ET on Saturday, November 23, 2019.
Vermont Catamounts vs. Central Connecticut State Blue Devils Free Preview
In the Catamounts’ last contest, they fell to the No. 7 Virginia Cavaliers, 61-55. With 30 points on 10-for-21 shooting, Anthony Lamb was the top scorer from either team. Virginia had a free throw rate of 0.143 (above their season average of 0.114). Vermont, meanwhile, held the Cavaliers to an offensive rebounding percentage of 18.5 (below their season average of 34.8).
The Blue Devils are hoping for a better outcome after their 77-63 loss to the New Hampshire Wildcats in their last contest. With 15 points, Stephane Ayangma had a good outing for Central Connecticut State. New Hampshire had an offensive rebounding percentage of 38.1 (above their season average of 31.5). Central Connecticut State, meanwhile, did a great job of making free throws (14-18; 77.8 percent).
The inefficient offense of Central Connecticut State will clash against the stingy defense of Vermont. Since last season, the Blue Devils rank 323rd in offensive efficiency, while the Catamounts are 22nd in defensive efficiency. The Catamounts should have the advantage on that end of the court.
Vermont vs. Central Connecticut State Betting Prediction
Basketball Prediction: SU Winner – Vermont, ATS Winner – Central Connecticut State, O/U – Under
Betting Notes (2018-Present):
The Catamounts rank 70th in steals allowed per game (5.6) while the Blue Devils rank 248th (7.3).
Vermont ranks 66th in blocks allowed per game (2.8) while Central Connecticut State ranks 230th (4.0).
Vermont ranks 13th in assists allowed per game (10.2) while Central Connecticut State ranks 280th (15.5).
The Catamounts rank 74th in three pointers allowed per game (20.5) while the Blue Devils rank 307th (26.1).
Vermont ranks 35th in rebounds allowed per game (32.0) while Central Connecticut State ranks 237th (36.6).